Three nights in Havana and seven nights in Varadero
Enjoy the vibrant culture and heritage of Havana followed by an idyllic beachside getaway in Varadero on this twin-centre holiday.
Begin your holiday in the Cuban city of Havana. Check-in to Gran Caribe Hotel Plaza at the heart of Old Havana for a four-night stay. Step outside the hotel and discover El Capitolio building and Gran Teatro de la Habana diagonally across the street. You're also within easy walking distance of the Prado promenade, Parque Central, Museo de Belle Artes, and Museo de la Revolución.
Next, head to Varadero for your seven-night stay at Be Live Experience Varadero. With a private swathe of beach as its closest neighbour, this all-inclusive hotel resort combines a plethora of on-site amenities with chic guest accommodation. By day, relax by the pool, enjoy water sports on the beach, or play a fun game of tennis. After dark, savour Cuban, Oriental and international cuisine, followed by an eclectic mix of entertainment on stage and late night dancing in the nightclub.
3 nights - Gran Caribe Hotel Plaza - Havana
Gran Caribe Hotel Plaza offers three restaurants, three bars, rooftop terrace, parking, car hire, Internet access in the lobby, shop, solarium, babysitting, gallery, tour booking desk, currency exchange, and taxi service.
Start the day with a typical Cuban breakfast in the Fausto restaurant, before taking your coffee onto the adjoining roof top terrace to enjoy the city-wide views. The lobby bar with its bubbling fountain, cages of birds, and unique stained glass ceiling domes is the perfect spot to relax after a day's sightseeing.
The hotel's location at the heart of Old Havana is just a leisurely stroll from the Prado promenade, where you can sit on a shaded marble bench and people-watch. El Capitolio building with the Cuban Academy of Sciences and Gran Teatro de la Habana are diagonally across the street. The idyllic Parque Central and exhibit-filled Museo de Belle Artes and Museo de la Revolución are also nearby.
The simply-furnished guest rooms include twin beds, air-conditioning, telephone, satellite television, safety deposit box, room service, hairdryer, minibar, and bathroom with shower.
7 nights - Be Live Experience - Varadero
Be Live Experience Varadero has three linked swimming pools, direct beach access, four restaurants, three bars, two snack bars, nightclub, Internet corner, Wifi in public areas, fitness centre, hair salon, shop and 24-hour reception. On-site activities include daytime animation programme, aerobics, chess, diving, pool, sailing, table tennis, tennis, and volleyball.
Buffet Las Dalias is the place for casual-style dining at mealtimes. Book a table for dinner at one of the themed eateries and tuck into international dishes at La Mariposa, oriental-style fare at El Bamboo, or Cuban-style delights at El Sitio. Snack Bar El Caribeno serves a menu of light bites from 7.00am to midnight; while Ranchon Playa El Sitio offers lunch and through-the-night snacks. Stop by El Colonial Lobby Bar for drinks any time of the day or sip cocktails at Bar Mirador Extasis and Beach Bar El Sitio.
Spend your daytimes relaxing by the pool or pay a visit to the adjacent beach for windsurfing or sailing. Workout in the well-equipped fitness centre or choose your partner for a fun game of tennis. After dark, a lively line-up of live music, entertainment, and shows keeps the fun going until late. You can also dance the night away in the on-site nightclub.
Each guest room or villa offers air-conditioning, bathroom with shower and bathtub, hairdryer, telephone, electronic safety deposit box, and a satellite TV. Enhanced features in the villas include a welcoming cocktail with refreshing wet wipes on arrival, preferential reservations in the themed restaurants, and an hour of complimentary Wi-Fi per day.